Baraque Michel

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-Part of the Hautes Fagnes
-Altitude of 674m
-It used to be the highest point in Belgium until 1919 (now is third after Signal de Botrange and Wasser Stein)
-Baraque Michel is an inn and it was founded in 1811 by Michel Schmitz
-Many hiking and cross-country skiing trails

Signposted hiking trails starting here:
*Blue – La Grande Ronde des Fagnes – 8.3km. Check the last pics or download the trail here:
*Red – La Croix des fiancés – 5.9km. Check the last pics or download the trail here:
*Green – La Fagne de la Poleur starting from Baraque Michel – 4.5km. Check the last pics or download this trail here:
See the trails here:

Practical stuff

-Dogs are not allowed on the trails
-Hiking trail overlaping a bit with la Fagne de la Poleur, 6.8km, check last pic or download the trail here:
-Beautiful nature around
-Cross-country skiing trails: 3, 5, 12, 17, 25 km
-Ski renting at site
-Parking for 200 cars


About 1.5 hour drive from Schuman, Brussels

Baraque Michel
4950 Waimes

Hautes Fagnes

Here are practical tips, kids friendly restaurants, playgrounds and activities to make the most out of your family visit at Hautes Fagnes

This is part of the post on Hautes Fagnes: beautiful nature throughout the year – particularly in winter. Here are some places to visit with kids and tips on restaurants and playgrounds



All places mentioned above are also gathered on the map!
Indoor and outdoor activities, kids friendly cafés/ restaurants, hotels and more all under separate layers


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